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Fishbone

Give a Monkey a Brain...and He'll Swear He's the Center of the Universe

Columbia 473875 1 (LP) + 659462 7 (7"), released 1993 (Netherlands)

Columbia 177.342/1-473875 LP (Brazil)

CBS/Sony COL 473875 1 LP (Spain)

Believe it or not, this was the album that made me a Fishbone fan. I had been aware of them for some time, but a good friend of mine made me sit down and listen to everything they had done, starting with this one (which was new at the time). This album, like the one before, contains some really good songs, but they just don't all entirely fit together. The album marked a real transition from all of the different sounds Fishbone had exhibited in the past into that of an alternative rock band. I am still a big fan of this album. However, with my deeper knowledge of the band, I now realize how much of a departure it was from what they had been. The European version is split into an LP plus a 7" for no apparent reason. The 7" contains the tracks "No Fear" and "Nutt Megalomaniac". The Brazilian version of this record is one of the more difficult Fishbone items to track down. The Spanish version, which I only learned existed in 2018, can also be a tough one. All versions can be a bit expensive.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Columbia 473875 1 LP + 7" (Netherlands) 25-45 3 Volatile
Columbia 177.342/1-473875 (Brazil) 40-60 8 Volatile
CBS/Sony COL 473875 1 (Spain) 35-50 8 Volatile
473875 1 (LP)
659462 7 (7")
177.342/1-473875 (Brazil)
CBS/Sony COL 473875 1 (Spain)
Sleeve Full sleeve

This page was last updated on November 6, 2019.

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Scarcity Score Definition
10 Near impossible: Fewer than 50 copies or publicly sold every few years
8-9 Very rare: 50-199 copies or publicly sold 1-2 times per year
6-7 Rare: 200-499 copies or publicly sold a few times a year
4-5 Medium: 500-999 copies or publicly sold ~10 times a year
1-3 Common: 1000+ copies, readily available, or publicly sold 20+ times a year

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